Just thought we'd update you on latest news from your beautiful community garden.
We had a very successful Heritage Week this year with extended opening hours for visitors and we finished up with a bbq for Garden Members on the last day after all our hard work. We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Fingal, Cian O'Callaghan to the garden on our opening day and throughout the week we had a steady stream of visitors and friends who came in to sample our homemade cakes and select some fresh garden produce (which we sold in exchange for donations to the garden).We got a few tree sponsorships and new members from the week as well as raising vitally needed funds for the garden so thanks to everyone who helped with the organisation and/or came to see us over the week.
You can check out pictures etc on the website gallery. In particular, Jim's 'birds eye' photos of our 4 1/2 acre plot really do demonstrate the size of our fantastic plot. No wonder we feel like the weeding just never ends!
You will see when you check out the link that August has been a fantastic month for us in that our Social Area is now nearly complete. It doesn't have a roof yet but the structure is up, we have gravelled the area and you can see it taking shape now.
It will be a great boost to our hardy autumn and winter gardeners who will need somewhere to escape from the elements and warm up with a nice cup of tea.
We also now have 2 raised beds, fantastic new 'blackboard' signage and our heritage trees are coming on a treat.
Currently we are harvesting cucumbers, tomatoes, salad, beetroot, potatoes, herbs, nectarines, plums, peaches, pears, turnip, carrots, courgettes, chilli, onions and cabbage. All freshly harvested, organic and beautiful produce which is available to visitors in exchange for donations to the garden so who needs Tesco - come and see us instead!